Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday. It was the first game outside of Peoria for the 2013 Mariners, but they kept the winning streak (now at four) in tact.
Left fielder Julio Morban hit a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon in Cactus League play.
Second base prospect Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam off Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning, and the San Diego Padres rolled to a 9-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the spring training opener for both teams.
Your Seattle Mariners kick off the 2013 Spring Training season with a charity game Friday against the San Diego Padres — the team’s complex-mate in Peoria Arizona. Both teams go at it again on Saturday and Sunday.
Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.
Mariners’ infielder Dustin Ackley believes a few things could have contributed to his struggles at the plate in 2012, which led to a .226 batting average. He won’t, however, blame the bone spurs in his left ankle that nagged him throughout the season.
The Mariners made a low-risk move Tuesday by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Mariners catcher Jesus Montero on Tuesday again denied any involvement with a Florida-based anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball.